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Hiring a Water Damage Mitigation Company in South Berwick, ME

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While Maine offers beautiful landscapes and scenery, houses and commercial properties throughout York, County are susceptible to water damage from natural causes. Issues such as flooding, nor’easters, freezing temperatures and rainstorms are a real threat.  The residents of these properties will look to seek out a water damage mitigation company if their home or business has been damaged.

Causes of Water Damage

While many in South Berwick, ME experience water damage because of natural disasters such as rain and thunderstorms or excessive amounts of snow or ice, water damage can occur in many other ways as well.  Some of the ways water damage can occur include:

  • Bursting / leaking pipes
  • Plumbing issues
  • Water overflow in sinks or toilets
  • Faulty household appliances
  • Roof leaks
  • Sewage backup

All of these are examples that contribute to property damage.  For houses neighboring bodies of water (rivers, streams, oceans, etc…), flooding is also a contributor for water damage.

Precautionary Measures to Minimize Property Damage

A lot of the properties in South Berwick, ME or surrounding areas could have minimized or prevented water damage.  Several of the causes mentioned above, such as clogged gutters and water overflow in sinks or toilets are preventable through routine checks of household appliances.  Natural storms may not be fully preventable, but they can be predictable, and knowing that a storm is coming will prepare one to take precautionary measures to limit the amount of water damage.  Listed below are precautionary measures one can take to prevent or limit water damage within their homes:

  • Inspecting appliance hoses for defects
  • Cleaning gutters and downspouts
  • Maintaining trees and vegetation around the property
  • Know the main water source in your house in case it needs to be shut off
  • Check and maintain water appliances regularly
  • Empty septic tank to avoid backups

For storms in particular, the above measures still apply, though one should also cover windows to protect from high winds and bring in all the outdoor furniture that could get lost if it isn’t tied down.  One should also properly maintain their house on the outside, particularly by replacing shingles and ensuring there are no loose siding planks.  If one takes the time to properly maintain their home before a storm, then this will help limit the amount of water damage one receives.

When is a Water Damage Mitigation Company Needed?

While one can focus on precautionary measures on their own, it is best to have professionals from a water damage mitigation company on call just in case. Regardless of the precautionary measures, stuff still happens. Avoiding water damage to your property is not 100% avoidable. Knowing who to call in the event of an emergency is crucial to a quick recovery.  

If there is any sign of water damage, this is where a water damage mitigation company is essential.  You may be tempted to clean up the damage on your own but know your limits. Be safe and don’t overdo it.  Perhaps, looking to a professional company is the wisest route. They will take care of the water damage so that it is cleaned properly and so that it won’t become worse.  For example, if there is flood damage, trained technicians from a flood restoration contractor will not only clean up the flood damage, but they will also visually check your house to see if they find potential mold developing.

Choosing a Water Damage Mitigation Company in York County, ME (1-800-293-6319)

There are a variety of water damage mitigation companies out there, though you will want to choose the right one. Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration is a friendly and local New England water damage mitigation company that has been in the business for over 25 years. It has IICRC-trained technicians to take care of all kinds of disaster damage in your South Berwick property.  Soil-Away is a company that not only repairs homes and businesses but truly cares about New England, as they have participated in several fundraisers in the community.  Call Soil-Away today at 1-800-293-6319 for water damage mitigation, as well as the several other services it offers to clean up your home or business.

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Jay KorsenJay Korsen
00:51 04 Aug 22
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04:28 15 Jul 22
Since day one, I’ve known the owner, Jack, to be a hard-working and selfless leader. Through the efforts of him and his team, he was able to restore my flooded restaurant to tip-top shape. I was amazed with Jack’s orderliness throughout the entire process. Jack has proven to me that he is trustworthy, as both a friend and an individual in the work environment.
Breton LangendorferBreton Langendorfer
21:17 07 Jul 22
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13:49 15 May 22
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Sarah GrugnaleSarah Grugnale
16:02 14 Jan 22
Joe and Tommy were amazing to deal with, they kept us updated every step of the process. They were punctual and hard working, answering all of our questions that we had. Everything was done as promised and even above and beyond. A great experience from start to finish.
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